Seremban trader pleads guilty to using criminal force on reporter, gets RM1,000 fine


SEREMBAN: A 41-year-old trader was fined the maximum RM1,000 after he pleaded guilty at the Magistrate's court here to a charge of using criminal force against a reporter covering the campaign of an election candidate.

S. Subramaniam did not contest the charge when it was read to him before magistrate Mohamad Ibrahim Mohammd Ghulam.

The accused was charged with committing the offence against Muhammad Irfan Syahmi Mohd Yazzed at a restaurant in Seremban Jaya around 7pm on Nov 11.

He was charged under Section 352 of the Penal Code which provides a jail term of up to three months or a maximum fine of RM1,000 or both upon conviction.

Nurul Muhaimin Mohd Azman prosecuted while the accused was represented by Asmawi Ismail.

It was earlier reported that Muhammad Irfan was covering the campaign of Barisan Nasional candidate for the Rasah parliamentary seat Ng Kian Nam when the incident happened.

When they entered the restaurant, the accused who had been drinking with a group of men, began threatening them and ordered them to leave.

The duo and Ng's election workers, ignored the accused who later told them to get out of the restaurant.

When they started recording the incident, the accused pushed Muhamad Irfan and then threw a glass, bottle and footwear at him.

He continued to harass them even outside the restaurant.

Police nabbed the suspect at his home in Bandar Seremban Selatan later the same night.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!
   

Next In Nation

Yeoh wants to meet athletes to discuss their needs, welfare
Community-empowering businesses among five to win Sabah-level entrepreneur contest
Anwar pays last respects to Jiang Zemin
Orang Asli woman dies after being trampled by wild elephant
Improving public transport among three areas of focus for Transport Ministry, says Loke
Johor sees 30% increase in rice production from 2021-2022, state assembly hears
Firemen rescue girl trapped in locked MPV in Perak
Role of Finance Ministry's advisers to be determined after consultation, says PM
King witnesses historic signing of PETRONAS, ADNOC deal to explore unconventional Abu Dhabi onshore block
Don't challenge me, Anwar tells Muhyiddin

Others Also Read